Assistant Product Merchandiser - THE NORTH FACE (Temporary contract - 10 months)
We are looking for an outstanding Assistant Product Merchandiser to support the product process for the Performance Women Category to create best-
in-class product and manage the EU product line through its full life cycle.
The selected candidate will work in close collaboration with the Product Merchandising Manager on Product performance (including sales and margin targets, product execution, and evaluation and implementation of new opportunities), as well as on assortments that deliver category plans KPI’s and logical line plans and visual line plans.
Product, price, color), keeping track of all product related systems we are using.
Let’s talk about the role!
We expect that our Assistant Product Merchandiser will deliver unbeatable results whilst also fulfilling the following aspects of the role :
Support in briefing design, fabric and development on direction, line plan, product features and price positioning and ensure the timely execution of inline productsWork together with product development and design during fit and costing reviews Work together withKeeping track of all product related systems we are usingSupport in managing SMS buy, line locks, Workbooks
Merchandising led approach
Deliver channel segmentation and tiering and managing B2B fileDeliver product with logical architecture. Product, price & color.
Create separation without duplication.Deliver product to meet volume driver goals. Franchise key items. Classification attacks.
Know the competition (innovations, materials, features / benefits, pricing architecture, best sellers)Trends. Know where the market is heading next (reference brands, products, materials, features / benefits, price)Gather and filter seasonal market feedback and input to for the current or future seasons.
Drive cross-functional partnerships with forecasting, sales, retail and marketing during the Go-to-Market processPresent at sales meeting and fairsPartner across functions to create a strong 1 Team’ culture of support, visibility and sharing.
How you’ll make a difference
You have a University degree, and at least 1 year's experience in a Performance environmentYou are fluent in EnglishYou have strong skills in excel and powerpointKnowledge on SAP and Enovia would be a plusYou have a passion for outdoor activitiesYou have a Can do’ attitudeYou are detail orientedYou are a strong communicatorYou are team oriented
What’s in it for you?
Most companies like to say they offer a competitive salary, an amazing bonus and pension scheme as well as staff discounts (btw we offer 50%!).
We also do this, only quite different. Because it’s not just our products which set us apart from others. It’s our people and we believe they deserve to be nurtured and looked after.
That’s why, on top of the usual benefits, we offer much more :
Career ownership, enabling you to build your knowledge and experience across different brands and even different countries A supportive feedback-
based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do Tailored training. From a thorough induction to ongoing online and face-
to-face training, we are committed to helping you grow, both professionally and personally. An inclusive environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together On site gym offering health and wellbeing initiativesSubsidised canteen as well as break out areas offering complimentary hot drinks
If you liked what you have read and want to join our team then we would be keen to hear from you! We expect that your cv and cover letter will be written in English, since this is our common language.
VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, and Dickies®.
Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels.
VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders.
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